Book Review: The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong

Instead we get different view points of what made Mr. Hearn’s voice so memorable to his fans, through tales from the women who fell by the wayside, but have had as much an impact on the writer as he had on himself.

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Fun Facts Friday: Captain Frederick Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July, 1792 – 9 August, 1848) was a Royal Navy officer, and a novelist who pioneered historical naval fiction.

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Book Review: How to Lose the Information War by Nina Jankowicz

I have to give Ms. Jankowicz credit for not taking sides and attempting to be as bipartisan as possible. She writes about how many entities on the political spectrum in the US embrace Russian disinformation tactics to their advantage.

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Book Review: The Atlantis World by A.G. Riddle

I really enjoyed the overall premise to he series, but in this last book I’m not sure what the author wanted to convey, or if he had a trilogy planned out at all. It seemed like a bunch of story-lines thrown together for good measure, crossing fingers they would somehow work and make sense.

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Fun Facts Friday: M.F.K. Fisher

M.F.K. Fisher (3 July, 1908 – 22 June, 1992) was a food writer and translator. Ms. Fisher believed that eating well was one of the “arts of life”

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Book Review: The Revelators by Ace Atkins

The story revolves around Mexicans getting deported from a chicken plant, in an inhuman way which separates them from their children. Some children were kidnapped by gangs, getting sold to into the sex trade. What that, and several other subplots have to do with Quinn’s assassination attempt you’ll have to read for yourself.

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Book Review: The Atlantis Plague by A. G. Riddle

The second book in The Origin Mystery trilogy, a science-fiction story following a genealogist out to save the human race from the brink of extinction.

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Fun Facts Friday: Charlotte Zolotow

Charlotte Zolotow (26 June, 1915 – 19 November, 2013) was a prolific writer of children books, editor and poet. Mrs. Zolotow was a prolific children book author who did not shy away from examining difficult subjects.

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New Blog Features

New Blog Features

Today I debut a new feature I have been working on for some time.  If you take a look at the menu bar on top you’ll see a new category “In a Glance”.  Underneath you’ll be able to gain easy access to book reviews either by title or author’s last name as well as the […]

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available one (1) copy of “The Fifth Servant” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for “The Fifth Servant” – 5 About: “The Fifth Servant” by Kenneth Wishnia (Website) is a […]

Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

I borrowed this book from the local library. My rating for Sundays at Tiffany’s –3 About: “Sundays at Tiffany’s” (movie website) by James Patterson (Website) & Gabrielle Charbonnet is a romance (appropriate for Valentine’s Day).  My wife actually borrowed the book and I picked it up after she was done. I believe it took me […]

Cover Gallery: The Graveyard Book

Cover Gallery: The Graveyard Book

Like many bibliophile I am also somewhat enamored by book covers.  I don’t judge a book by its cover, but I certainly pre-judge it as many of us do (but that’s the topic for another post).  I am also a comic art collector (well, before kids that is) and have about 10 reviews of graphic […]

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I bought this book. My rating for the Graveyard Book – 4 About: “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is the winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal award. This is a fictional book which takes place in a graveyard. Mostly. Get a discount on “The Graveyard Book” through the ManOfLaBook […]

Book Review: The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

Book Review: The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. View the book tour’s master schedule. My rating for “The Death Instinct” – 5 About: “The Death Instinct” by Jed Rubenfeld is a fictional thriller set in the 1920’s. The book centers around the historical Wall St. bombing of 1916. Get […]

Book Review: The Sentry by Robert Crais

Book Review: The Sentry by Robert Crais

I got this book for free. My rating for The Sentry – 3 About: “The Sentry” by Robert Crais (Website | Facebook) is a fictional story involving tough-guy mercenary Joe Pike and his friend private investigator Elvis Cole. Mr. Crais lets Joe Pike loose and the bad guys learn to regret it from the early […]

Book Review: Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

Book Review: Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

I bought this book. My rating for Playing For Pizza –3 About: “Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham is a fictional book mostly set in Italy. This fish-out-of-water story is perfect for the reader/sport lover and could be read in one sitting. Those fast enough will probablly be able to read most of it during […]

Book Review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Book Review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

I got this eBook for free. Article first published as Book Review: We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen on Blogcritics. My Rating for We, the Drowned – 5 About: “We, The Drowned” (Website) by Carsten Jensen is a spellbinding, award winning (Danske Banks Litteraturpris) fictional book which spans 100 years in the lives of the […]

Follower Spotlight – TicToc: Book Reviews and General Observations

Follower Spotlight – TicToc: Book Reviews and General Observations

Leslie (Blogger Profile | Twitter) from TicToc: Book Reviews and General Observations (Most Excellent Blog) has been a follower of ManOfLaBook.com since I opened the blog and joined bookblogs.ning. She was kind enough to introduce herself and I immediately liked her thoughtful blog. I found out that Leslie reviews all types of genres: thrillers, romance, […]

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